UK. Representatives from rugby league club Leeds Rhinos, Leeds United Football Club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club yesterday (7 June) officially opened a new retail unit in the departures lounge at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA).

The 350sq ft unit stocks merchandise from all three clubs and items from clothing and accessories brand FatFace. The new space, which was constructed over winter, is the first shop that passengers will see once through security.

Great sportsmanship: Representatives from the rugby league, football and cricket clubs opened the store on 7 June

Five new jobs have been created by the opening of the unit.

Leeds Bradford Airport Head of Commercial Richard Aldridge said: “It’s great to have officially opened the newest addition to our retail offering at LBA; yet again extending shopping choices for our customers. We are pleased to welcome another national retailer at LBA and feel sure that passengers will enjoy being able to browse FatFace merchandise ahead of their travels.

“We are proud to be working with all of the sports teams in the unit and I’d like to thank them all for coming along to the official opening. Passengers are now able to buy any last minute supporter merchandise while at LBA and we hope that this will be well received.”

FatFace Head of Partners and Customer Service Kirsten Pottinger said: “We are pleased to be opening FatFace at Leeds Bradford Airport in time for the summer to further extend the retail choices for passengers. The new unit is fresh and inviting and we very much look forward to working with the team as part of the continual investment at LBA.”